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Russia is selling the Taliban advanced weaponry, including laser-scoped sniper rifles, local officials say.

The Pakistani government has green-lighted accelerating the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The nationwide campaign, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will run until the end of the year.

The group's latest video production relies heavily on recycled footage which experts say is a sign of a failing propaganda machine.

The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria will bring an end to the group in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia -- where security forces are ready to deal with any new challenges, analysts say.

Ongoing discussions began after it became known that the Ansarul Shariah Pakistan militant group is made up of about a dozen highly educated members.

The province has seen the number of terrorist attacks hit a ten-year low, police say, as security personnel step up operations.

More than 17,000 police officers have trained at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's eight specialised police schools.

Commercial banks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are lending more and are working to support local businesses.

Pakistani security forces prevented the suicide bombers from entering the church, saving hundreds of lives, officials say.

The Operational Command Course is aimed at training mid-level officers on how to respond to terrorist emergencies and conduct raids.

NGOs that comply with stricter new regulations will be allowed to work, authorities say.

Programmes are focused on raising awareness among youth and countering religious extremism, radio producers say.

The recent killing of key terrorist leaders has sent shockwaves among militants along the border.

Strengthening mutual co-operation will "reflect the true economic potential of the two countries", officials say.

Former militants say their leaders misled them and used them as pawns of war for personal gains.

The northern areas of Pakistan are known for their picturesque scenes.

The operation is a major achievement in the war on terror, observers and officials say.

Kazakhstan participated in the 'Friendship 2017' international counter-terrorism exercises in Pakistan that ended last week.

The discovery of the roughly 1,700-year-old statue, carved from Kanjur stone, was announced in November.

The 2-week special forces exercise in Riyadh will run November 25-December 10.

Current and retired military officials attended the marriage of the first Sikh officer in the Pakistani army, Maj. Harchem Singh.

The government is giving Rs. 30,000 ($300) per month to 500 artists, many of whom have suffered at the hands of militants.

Security forces acted swiftly to kill all five attackers, all of whom were wearing suicide vests, preventing greater carnage, authorities say.